State of the Arts has evolved from the Arts Council's single annual conference to become a series of diverse activities encouraging thought leadership in the arts and cultural sector and providing platforms to develop new ideas and respond to the political environment as it develops.
The activities will include lectures, symposia, conferences and debates, some of which will be sector-led, with the intention of exploring new ideas and concepts to shape the future of the sector. Keep up to date with planned activities here or follow @ace_national and #SOTA13 on Twitter.
Towards Plan A: a new political economy for arts and culture?
The Arts Council and the RSA are partnering to curate Towards Plan A: a new political economy for arts and culture? a seminars series aimed at developing and articulating a new case for investment in the arts and culture. The series began on 20 March 2013 with a lecture by Peter Bazalgette, Chair, Arts Council England.
Peter Bazalgette: inaugural lecture
The event was live streamed on our website. You can download the transcript of the lecture and Q&A sessions, watch a video of the lecture, or listen to and download the audio below:
Sir Peter Bazalgette's inaugural lecture as Chair, Arts Council England, for State of the Arts
Q&A with Sir Peter Bazalgette, Chair, Arts Council England, for State of the Arts
Watch Sir Peter Bazalgette's inaugural lecture: